Monday, June 17, 2013

Fitness Update: Week 4

Well it's time for another accountability check in on the fitness front and this week I have AWESOME news to share! There has been more loss! WOO-HOO! It was definitely the encouragement I needed to get through this past week since last week's results were a wash. So without further ado, I will reveal the status...[drum roll]:
  • Weight: 161.8 (-2 lbs.)
  • Bust: 39"
  • Under bust: 35"
  • Bicep: 12 1/2"
  • Forearm: 9" (-1/2")
  • Waist: 33" (-1")
  • Hips: 42" (-1/2")
  • Thigh: 22 1/2"
  • Calf: 15"
Not bad for working my @$$ off this week! Panda also showed me a nifty trick on the scale that measures body fat so last Monday I weighed myself and found that my body fat % was 37.8% (yikes!). This week's weigh in came back at 36.2%. The fat is melting away and I have proof to show for it!

So as many of you know, I track my food and exercise on the Livestrong app everyday. What you may not know, is that there's a community there helps encourage those trying to lose weight, be healthier, and maintain weight loss. I was frustrated after last week's wash and decided to post my frustrations and got some really good feed that I've been doing this week. One of the most respected gals on there suggested that I calorie cycle and do 4 days of 1800 calories and then 3 days of 1500 calories to give my body a bit of a shock. Let's just say that the 1800 calorie days have been easy to follow. I'm worried about the 1500 days which start tomorrow. Wish me luck cuz I'm going to need it!

So what is calorie cycling? It's a way to maximize your metabolism so that your body doesn't plateau and get used to the same old routine. Coach Calorie describes it best in his blog and goes more into detail about the benefits. I'll let you guys know how I fared on my calorie cycling for week 5 of the fitness lifestyle change.

Until next week!